Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production - PF-21

Discipline: Process Facilities / Water & Corrosion
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. Carlos Palacios


Related courses
Corrosion Management in Production/Processing Operations - PF-22
Oil Production and Processing Facilities - PF-4
Process Safety Engineering - PS-4
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This course provides an overview of the main water handling systems typically encountered in upstream (E&P) production operations, both onshore and offshore. The chemistry of the main water-related problems of mineral scales, corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be reviewed both from the theoretical and practical aspects. Produced water treatment equipment and typical water quality specifications will also be reviewed, as well as water injection and disposal systems. An exercise will be given to identify typical system problems and to apply the knowledge you gained to propose solutions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and resolving operational problems in process equipment.


"Presented a general overview of many topics. Good course. I'm glad I attended." - Operations Engineering Advisor, United States





Designed For
Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators needing to understand water-related problems in oil and gas production and their solutions.
You will learn
  • The basics of oilfield water chemistry
  • How to monitor and control corrosion, scale, and bacterial growth in produced water and water injection/disposal systems
  • How to implement system surveillance programs to detect potential problems before system damage occurs
  • Produced (oily) water treatment options and related treatment equipment
  • How to use the knowledge gained to identify typical system problems and be able to propose solutions
Course Content
  • Water chemistry fundamentals
  • Water sampling and analysis
  • Water formed scales
  • Corrosion control
  • Water treatment microbiology
  • Produced water discharge/disposal and treatment principles
  • Produced water treating equipment - theory of operation, advantages and disadvantages, and the importance of oil droplet size
  • Water injection and disposal systems - theory of operation, corrosion, scale, and biological control
  • Case study